Wafer-scale patterning of reduced graphene oxide electrodes by transfer-and-reverse stamping for high performance OFETs

Joong Suk Lee, Nam Hee Kim, Moon Sung Kang, Hojeong Yu, Dong Ryoul Lee, Joon Hak Oh, Suk Tai Chang, Jeong Ho Cho

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Abstract

A wafer-scale patterning method for solution-processed graphene electrodes, named the transfer-and-reverse stamping method, is universally applicable for fabricating source/drain electrodes of n- and p-type organic field-effect transistors with excellent performance. The patterning method begins with transferring a highly uniform reduced graphene oxide thin film, which is pre-prepared on a glass substrate, onto hydrophobic silanized (rigid/flexible) substrates. Patterns of the as-prepared reduced graphene oxide films are then formed by modulating the surface energy of the films and selectively delaminating the films using an oxygen-plasma-treated elastomeric stamp with patterns. Reduced graphene oxide patterns with various sizes and shapes can be readily formed onto an entire wafer. Also, they can serve as the source/drain electrodes for benchmark n- and p-type organic field-effect transistors with enhanced performance, compared to those using conventional metal electrodes. These results demonstrate the general utility of this technique. Furthermore, this simple, inexpensive, and scalable electrode-patterning-technique leads to assembling organic complementary circuits onto a flexible substrate successfully. Reproducible and effective wafer-scale patterning of reduced graphene oxide (rGO) electrodes by transfer-and-reverse stamping method is reported. The highly defined rGO micropatterns with various shapes are readily formed on rigid or flexible hydrophobized substrates and serve as the electrodes for high-performance n- and p-type OFETs and complementary inverters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2817-2825
Number of pages9
JournalSmall
Volume9
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Aug 26

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Biomaterials
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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